Youth Services

The mission of the Forsyth County Youth Center is to provide secure short-term care to juveniles who are accused of committing a criminal offense, or adjudicated pending court action, or who are awaiting transfer to another facility.

The Youth Center . . .

  • is a juvenile detention facility built in 1962.
  • provides for the juveniles’ basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
  • houses juveniles in a safe, humane environment, maintaining the level of security necessary to prevent escape and assure that juveniles live free of fear, assault and intimidation.
  • provides for the physical, emotional, religious and educational needs of juveniles during detainment.
  • provides individual and group counseling, substance abuse assessment and evaluation, substance abuse education, psychological testing, health screening and health education.
  • is co-educational with a 16-bed capacity.
  • operates under local mandate and meets all legal standards for operation required by the North Carolina Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • houses youth ranging in age from 11-15 years old. The most common age group served is 14-15 years of age.
  • detains approximately 250 youth per year. 80% of the population are male and 84% of the population have been accused of committing delinquent offenses (crimes against persons or property).
 

Tour the Facility

  1. Front Entrance
    Front Entrance

  2. Juvenile Day Area
    Juvenile Day Area

  3. Indoor Recreation Area
    Indoor Recreation Area

  4. Dining Room
    Dining Room

  5. Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks.  Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from 
	this location.)
    Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks. Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from this location.)

  6. Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room
    Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room

  7. Girl's T.V. Area
    Girl's T.V. Area

  8. Boy's T.V. Area
    Boy's T.V. Area

  9. Control Room
    Control Room

  10. Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay.  Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC 
	School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)
    Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay. Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)

  11. Computer Lab
    Computer Lab

  12. Outside Recreation Area
    Outside Recreation Area

  13. Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.
    Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.

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